Japan-owned tanker attacked by drone fired from Iran in Indian Ocean


A Japanese-owned commercial tanker was attacked by a drone launched from Iran in the Indian Ocean on Saturday, causing a fire but leaving no one injured, the U.S. Department of Defense said.

The Liberia-flagged, Netherlands-operated chemical tanker was struck about 370 kilometers off India “by a one-way attack drone fired from Iran,” the Pentagon said in a statement, adding the fire on board has been extinguished.

The vessel is continuing its voyage towards a destination in India and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command remains in communication with the tanker, the statement said.

The incident ca...

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